Benedikt Maurenbrecher

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Practice Areas

Practice focuses on domestic and cross-border financial services regulation, offerings of regulatory instruments by banks, as well as ECM and structured financing transactions (including covered bonds and other asset-based financing transactions). Regularly represents financial institutions in regulatory proceedings and investigations as well as banking litigation cases. Other areas of interest include bank contracts, debt restructurings and open banking solutions.


Qualified in 1992. Joined Homburger 1994. Worked in corporate finance with UBS Investment Bank 1999-2000. Became Partner in 2002 and Head of the Financial Services practice team in 2015. Became Co-Chair of the Banking Law Committee of the IBA in 2020.

Professional Memberships

Swiss and Zurich Bar Associations, IBA.


Numerous publications on financial services regulation, securities law, bank contracts and corporate law. Author in the Zurich Commentary on the Swiss Federal Intermediated Securities Act (enforcement of collateral, 2013) and the Basle Commentaries on the Swiss Banking Act (consolidated supervision, 2013), the Swiss Code of Obligations (loans and credits, 2019), the Swiss Act on Collective Investment Schemes (fund management companies, 2015) and the Swiss FINMA and Financial Market Infrastructure Acts (independent investigator and market abuse, 2019).


Born 1964. Graduated as lic iur (summa cum laude, 1989) and Dr iur (summa cum laude, 1994) from the University of Berne. MBA from INSEAD in Fontainebleau 1999.